Virtual team banquet celebrates 2019-20 Cal Women’s Swimming & Diving season.
One of the seniors honored was Katie Drabot, who won a close battle in the 200 fly, 1:55.79 to 1:55.99, with fellow senior Allie Szekely.
Oregon sprint free and fly specialist Elizabeth Cook has verbally committed to swim at UC Berkeley starting in the fall of 2021.
That 21.82 is less than a tenth shy of her fastest dual meet time, a 21.73 from last weekend, and the 2nd fastest dual meet swim in Cal history.
With its home schedule for 2019-20 now complete, the Golden Bear women’s swimming & diving team hits the road for their final three dual meets of the season.
Weitzeil set a new Pool Record and Cal Dual Meet Record in the 50 free, while teammate Isabel Ivey won all 3 of her individual races.
2019 is a year that I will always remember, starting with getting hired with SwimSwam and my photographic career taking off.
Sidelined after being hit by a stray bullet this summer, Minnesota breaststroker Max McHugh is back. We’ll see him tonight on the 200 medley relay.
Alicia Wilson, the 2019 World University Games gold medalist in the 200 IM, swam a 2:13 in the same event at a Monday morning dual meet.
Weitzeil, one of the most versatile swimmers in the NCAA, also went 1:02.20 in the 100 breast and split a 48-high on their 400 free relay.
Cal earmed victories in seven of the eight events on Saturday as the Bears closed out the meet atop the overall standings at the Chick-fil-A Invitational.
Despite a great senior class graduating last year, Cal still returns a talent-laden roster, headed by the nation’s top sprinter: Abbey Weitzeil.
The 16-year-old clocked a 24.85, bettering her personal mark of 25.03, which she swam at last Summer’s U.S. Nationals.
Tonight’s session features finals of the 400 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, and men’s 4 x 200 freestyle relay.
Aussie Elijah Winnington will contest in the 400 free prelims while 200 breast champ Reece Whitley and WUGs champ Ian Finnerty will meet in the 100 breast.